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In the twilight of their careers, Federer at 34 and Nadal at 29, decide to team up for doubles exclusively for five years, do you think they'd be any good? Would they be as dominant as, say, the Bryans or the Woodies?
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They might lose every match in sight, but boy hell I'd be there to witness it!

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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

Yes. The only ATG who played a significant amount of doubles is probably the doubles GOAT (McEnroe), so why not?

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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

They'd be at least respectable, because of Federer alone. People tend to forget that Roger is a very good doubles player, when he plays, and he's rarely played with elite doubles talent in his career (besides Max Mirnyi).

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In wheelchair tennis, yes.

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On topic, of course they would be good, if they really focused on doubles. Rafa could use a better serve for that though.

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They'd be at least respectable, because of Federer alone. People tend to forget that Roger is a very good doubles player, when he plays, and he's rarely played with elite doubles talent in his career (besides Max Mirnyi).
Actually Nadal has also had some pretty good results with some mediocre partners. I think they would be unbeatable together if they took it seriously.

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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

I think Nadal would have to shorten his pre-serve routine though; I can just see that sending Fed nuts



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Actually Nadal has also had some pretty good results with some mediocre partners. I think they would be unbeatable together if they took it seriously.
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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

Nadal has stated that once his singles tennis career is over he is considering trying out pro golf so I doubt it.

but if they did try, then of course they would dominate fairly easily. look at the doubles tour?? Nadal and Federer have randomly won Masters 1000 titles in doubles while playing with mediocre players and not focusing on it.

if they tried this then they definitely would be practically unbeatable

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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

There is a lot more strategy in doubles. They would need to practice hard if they wanted to become unbeatable.
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Actually Nadal has also had some pretty good results with some mediocre partners.
I think Rafa has pretty good results, at least in the hard court doubles, because he has a better partner--Marc Lopez.

As we all saw in Miami (or was it IW?) earlier this year, when Roger and Stan played Rafa & Marc, Marc was the best player on court that evening, followed by Fed and Wawrinka. Rafa look a bit hopeless

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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

It would be fun to see.
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Re: If Fed and Rafa played doubles later...

Didn't Nole and Murray play doubles this past spring and were ousted in the first round??

But if Federer and Nadal tried, they would obviously dominate. 25 slams on one side of the net is simply too much.
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Didn't Nole and Murray play doubles this past spring and were ousted in the first round??

But if Federer and Nadal tried, they would obviously dominate. 25 slams on one side of the net is simply too much.
You mean 26 slams? Right?

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